Project

SeeGrip

Autonomous underwater gripper with tactile feedback for form- and force closed object manipulation

Autonomous underwater gripper with tactile feedback for form- and force closed object manipulation

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The goal of the SeeGrip project is the development of an underwater manipulator which is able to perform form- and force-closed object manipulation by using tactile sensor arrays and end-effectors consisting of limb structures. This new kind of manipulator enables the operator to get a feedback about the manipulated objects during assembly tasks in deep sea environments. Especially under diffuse operating conditions caused by swirled-up sediment which constrains the view of the manipulation area, feedback of haptic information supports - or even enables the realization of manipulation tasks.

Publications about the project

Frank Kirchner

In: Journal of Field Robotics (JFR) 32 - Special Issue on Alternative Sensing Techniques for Robot Perception 1 Pages 167-185 Wiley Blackwell 2015.

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Frank Kirchner

In: Proceedings of the Oceans'15 MTS/IEEE Washington Conference & Exhibition, At Washington D.C.. OCEANS MTS/IEEE Conference (OCEANS-15) October 19-22 Washington D.C. United States MTS/IEEE 2015.

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German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz